CTS students develop knife crime card game
Students from Corby Technical School trialled a card game they developed with students from Oakley Vale Primary School.
The team from CTS won last year’s County School Challenge with the game, which raises awareness of knife crime. They received a budget of £2,000 to turn STALK, (Stop Taking Away Lives with Knives) into a reality and took a sample game to Oakley Vale to get feedback from the students and iron out any glitches in this phase of production.
Corby Technical School’s team comprised Grace McClafferty, Joel Ntumy, Rhys Sharp, Rio Sharman and Sam Carr.
Sam, Rhys and Joel went to Oakley Vale and explained the game with Year 6 students who quickly got the hang of it. The feedback was very positive, with comments such as:
‘It was good, it spread awareness about stabbing. I really enjoyed playing it. If it was out I would buy it. Thank you!’
‘It’s my favourite game so far, it’s easy to understand and it teaches about knife crime.’
Afterwards Oakley Vale teacher Jacob Toye said: ‘The STALK game is an incredible initiative that promotes the awareness of knife-crime danger. Our Year 6s absolutely relished the game, stating that: 'It's better than Uno!' STALK is such a great achievement by CTS's students! We wish them luck with the game's development.’
Monica Moore, from Corby Technical School, supported the team through the County Schools Challenge, where they were up against competition from 30 other schools. She: ‘We are very proud of our students and they have come up with a really innovative and fun game. The game is still being developed and the views of the Oakley Vale students have been invaluable. The students are having packs made up to give a pack per school as an educational resource to get the message across. Further packs will be available to purchase.’
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